History of Night Driving Glasses

History of Night Driving Glasses

Blupond: Introduces the History of Night Driving Glasses

 

We all know that glasses enhances people’s vision or corrects visual impairment. But today, glasses are worn not because of the need for eye correction. It has become a fashion accessory, there are glasses that matches shape of the face or the wearer’s outfit!

It took thousands of years to develop the appropriate sunglasses for the human eye. Did you ever wonder how these brilliant sunglasses were shaped? Let’s time travel to the history of night driving glasses. This history prevented and corrected a lot of visual impairments!

 

History of Night Driving Glasses

 

History of Night Driving Glasses

 

A long time ago, the Inuit (people of the Canadian Arcitc) improvised a flattened walrus ivory “glasses” that reduces or blocks harmful reflected lights. The first ever glasses was made from bones, driftwood, walrus ivory, or caribou antler. The goggles fit tightly to the face and gunpowder were smeared on the outside to prevent glare coming through and absorb light.

The glasses innovation of the Inuit people also helped the vision of the wearers. The narrow slit helps the eyes to focus. Moreover, the Inuit were not the only people who thought about protecting their eyes from glare.

Roman Emperor Nero used polished gemstones when watching gladiator fights. He believed that it can reduce the sun’s glare, however, it is written in history that it is the most expensive yet ineffective form of sunglasses.

 

18th Century

In the 12th century, the Ancient Chinese made sunglasses with the use of flattened smoky quartz which protected the eyes from glare. Moreover, it is used by judges in court proceedings to hide their facial expressions.

It was during 1752 when James Ayscough innovated tinted or colored lenses in spectacles. The lenses were now attached with wires and frames that extends to the ear to hold the glasses in place. However, what he believed was the color of the lenses can correct vision impairments. James experimented with the blue-tinted and green-tinted lenses to enhance poor eyesight. He did not have any idea that his invention would be used in today’s modern fashion accessories.

In 1913, sunglasses made from cerium was introduced as Crookes lenses. This lens blocks the ultraviolet light. Due to the medical aide of sunglasses, it was mass produced to protect the human eyes from sun rays and reduce glare. After that, wearing of sunglasses had a social stigma, because amber-tinted and brown-tinted sunglasses were prescribed for people with syphilis because of light sensitivity.

But, the social stigma did not take too long. Movie Stars influenced the use of sunglasses for glamor, it is common for them to be seen wearing sunglasses in public. They use sunglasses not just to hide their identity in public, but also the bright klieg lamps in their studio can cause red eyes.

 

20th Century

It was in 1929 when Foster Grant, an inexpensive sunglasses was massively produced by Sam Foster. It sparked the trend of wearing sunglasses on the city streets.

In 1935, an old-fashioned pair of night driving glasses was manufactured by Batesman. The pair of glasses had an accompanying instructions:

“If used for night driving, turn the revolving disc to the right, it will cut out the dazzle of oncoming headlights while leaving the road clear ahead and a clear sight of the near side edge of the road. If the glasses is used when driving in a sunny weather, adjust the revolving discs to cut out the glare from whichever direction it appears, specifically at the top of either side.”

A year after, polarized sunglasses were introduced by Edwin H. Land. His polarized sunglasses protects the human eyes from harmful UV rays, his innovation became desirable for fashion and comfort. It was also in 1936, the rage of World War II, Ray Ban was made as an anti-glare aviator glasses.

Now, sunglasses with UV protection are now a trend in the industry. The history of night driving glasses have come a long way from the prehistoric innovation of walrus ivory to transition lenses. Thanks to these brilliant inventors who made the sunglasses possible! Each year, the tints, styles, and trends of the sunglasses changes.

 

Why are Night Driving Glasses Invented?

Night driving glasses are invented to protect the eyes from distracting glares, which in turn enhances visual clarity and visual comfort. Driving glasses are designed with polarized lenses to decrease glare and makes it comfortable to see amidst the lack of light.

It is a hassle and danger to drive at night or at twilight. According to statistics, road accidents triple at night this is due to the glare from headlight beams, brake lights, and the reflective surfaces. Most drivers who experienced accidents claim that they missed the other car or the pedestrian lane due to the bright light or reflecting light. The human eye cannot fully adjust to the peripheral vision, depth perception and color during the night. There are no room for errors, you have to be extra careful when driving at night. Thus, the night driving glasses are invented.

 

      ✔  To avoid accidents…

Headlights that are on high beams from oncoming cars can be blinding and can distract you from your concentration. Moreover, distracting lights can come from the bright dashboard LEDs or the large infotainment screens inside the vehicles, these bright lights can disrupt your vision. Thus, a night driving glasses is needed to prevent you from staring into the bright light.

You have to use the right night driving glasses to improve the nighttime visibility. Night driving glasses have anti-reflective coating that disables additional and unnecessary light from reflecting in the lenses and allows more light to pass through. Night driving glasses are closely fit to the face to avoid stray light from reaching the eyes from above, below, or sides. You might be wondering why night driving glasses are close enough or merged into the temples, that’s the reason why!

 

       ✔  To reduce glare…

Did you also know that the color of the lens of the night driving glasses depends on its purpose? These lense colors are advised to minimize or avoid color distortion and increase safety when driving. Avoid choosing the inappropriate colored lens, it can have a negative effect on the vision of the driver.

It is shown in research that lenses with colors green, pink, and blue should be avoided because it can make the red lights indistinguishable. The best lenses for driving glasses are polarized gray or brown lenses because these lenses are color-neutral. However, yellow and amber-tinted lenses are also recommended as it enhances contrast and object definition.

Moreover, driving glasses should have polarized lenses. Polarized sunglasses are used to reduce glare and increase the contrast to facilitate a sharper vision when driving. It provides more comfort in driving as it reduces eye strain, provides UV protection, improves contrast, and sharpens detail during hazy conditions.

The Blupond night driving glasses is made with polarized yellow lens which can truly help during daytime or nighttime drives.

It is important to choose the appropriate driving glasses, there are styles of sunglasses that are inappropriate when worn behind the wheel.

 

Blupond Night Driving Glasses

 

It is really challenging to drive at night, it is a must to have a night driving glasses. There are various of night driving glasses available in the market today, but this is the best offer you can conveniently use during daytime and nighttime activities or driving. The Blupond Night Driving Glasses has both daytime and nighttime models. Night driving glasses are needed to effectively limit the sources of the light remain. Blupond night driving glasses is ranked second in the best day and night driving sunglasses. Why? It uses high-quality frames and lenses with anti-glare.

 

 

UV400:

Blupond night driving glasses protects you with their UV400 protection, it spares UV radiation. Medical experts recommend to use sunglasses that filter out or reflect 99 percent or more of UVA and UVB light. UV400 met the requirement

Polarized Yellow Lens:

The polarized yellow lens of this night driving glasses is not recommended for sports, but, it is more appropriate to use when driving at night. This is because the lens color provides an optimum object definition for Blupond night driving glasses. Moreover, it reduces glare caused by the light reflection.

Durable, lightweight, and semi-rimless frames:

This night driving glasses are made of metal frames which is rigid, but the hinges grips the sunglasses to the wearer’s face. Moreover, the TCA polycarbonate blend is shatterproof and its frames are aluminum-magnesium, this makes Blupond night driving glasses durable!

Affordable price:

The blupond night driving glasses is given at an affordable price! Take note that prices is not an indicator of quality. Thus, expensive sunglasses does not guarantee an optimum protection for UVA. Other than that, the sunglasses comes with a complete kit!

Blupond offers sunglasses that are perfect for visual enhancement behind the wheel, it will surely provide you a clear, optimum visibility and protection from harsh rays of the sun. Check out more of Blupond’s products, they focus on manufacturing driving glasses for both day and night, and sports glasses!

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